Travel Therapy Mentor
By Jared Casazza & Whitney Eakin
Travel Therapy MentorSep 26, 2021
107. Travel Therapy Housing: RV Life & How to Choose the Right RV
When you start looking into travel healthcare- housing is one of the big issues that comes up. Most choose short term housing but a growing number of healthcare travelers are considering RV life. We lived and traveled in an 5th Wheel RV for 3yrs & get a lot of questions about RV life, plus how to choose the right kind of RV. Our friend and fellow Travel PT Kayla recently wrote a guest post on this topic to help with those deciding on how to choose an RV: https://traveltherapymentor.com/2023/10/01/choosing-an-rv-as-a-healthcare-traveler/ Tune in to this episode to learn more on this topic! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our channel for more travel therapy podcasts & leave us a 5-star rating if you're enjoying the podcast! Visit our website for even more travel therapy information and even get our travel therapy recruiter recommendations: https://www.traveltherapymentor.com
106. Life Updates: Honeymoon & Road Trip Recap + Announcements!
Honeymoon + Roadtrip Recap --- Life has been a whirlwind the last few months! We had our Wedding, then went on a 10-Week Europe Honeymoon, followed immediately by a 2-Week Road Trip and visiting our Last National Park! Join us on this episode to hear more about our honeymoon + road trip! Plus hear some announcements and updates!
105. New SAVE Student Loan Repayment Plan and Student Loan Repayment Options for Travel Therapists
104. Travel Therapy Job Market Update (July 2023)
Travel Therapy Job Market Update - July 2023
Join us to hear the latest insights on the travel therapy job market! We’ll bring you updates from several different companies, recruiters, and owners. Plus we’ll provide our own insights and suggestions! Whether you’re a current traveler or considering travel therapy- you won’t want to miss this info!
103. Wedding Recap + Europe Honeymoon Update!
102. How much $$ do travel therapy recruiters make?!
How much $$ do travel therapy recruiters make?!
You might be wondering the answer to this question for two different reasons:
1- You’re curious if the recruiters are taking advantage of us travelers & making bank off our travel therapy contracts
2- You’re actually considering leaving clinical work & wondering if becoming a recruiter would be a lucrative option
To get the full scoop on this topic - listen in on this episode!
You can also read our new article on this topic:
“Travel Therapy Recruiter Pay: How Much Do They Make & How is Pay Structured?” at TravelTherapyMentor.com
101. Travel Therapy Contract Cancellations
Travel Therapy Contract Cancellations Contract cancellations can be a big concern for travel therapists Fortunately contract cancellations are rare, but they do happen sometimes There are strategies that travelers can use to try to avoid getting a contract cancelled, and further strategies to employ if a contract does ultimately end up getting cancelled Listen in to learn more & ask questions! We also have a detailed article on this topic which you can read here: https://traveltherapymentor.com/2023/04/27/travel-therapy-contract-cancellations/
100. Net Take Home Pay Vs Gross Pay Quotes for Travel Therapy Pay Packages
Net Take Home Pay Vs Gross Pay Quotes for Travel Therapy Pay Packages: Travel therapy pay can be confusing, and is much different than discussing perm hourly or salary pay for regular therapist jobs. To add to the confusion, some recruiters quote weekly pay packages as "net" or after tax pay, and some quote as "gross" or before tax weekly pay, which can add to frustration among travelers. In this episode, we discuss the differences in these types of pay quotes, if one is better than the other, and our recommendations for travelers to have a smoother experience with pay quotes between travel therapy recruiters. We also wrote a detailed article on this topic which you can read here: https://traveltherapymentor.com/2023/04/11/net-take-home-pay-vs-gross-pay-quotes-for-travel-therapy-pay-packages/ Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE for more travel therapy content! For even more education on travel therapy, visit our website at https://www.traveltherapymentor.com You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @traveltherapymentor
99. April 2023 Travel Therapy Job Market Update
April 2023 Travel Therapy Job Market Update! Join us to hear the latest insights for the travel therapy job market! We gather information across a dozen travel companies, including owners, managers, and recruiters, as well as current travelers, to bring you the most up to date info about what’s going on in the travel therapy industry! This information is pertinent to current travelers to know what to expect for upcoming job searches. It’s also vital for aspiring travelers to know what to expect if you’re planning to start travel therapy sometime this year! Listen in for all the updates!
98. Travel Healthcare with a Family
Travel Healthcare with a Family: We often get questions about whether you can travel with your family- with a spouse and/or children. The answer is YES, absolutely! But, everyone’s situation will be a little different & will require unique considerations! In this episode, we discuss traveling with a family, including various considerations for different family types! Listen to learn more!
97. Student Loans & Financial Planning Options for Travel Therapists (Interview with Joe Reinke at FitBux)
In this episode, we interview Joe Reinke at Fitbux. We discuss the student loan pause, student loan repayment strategies, and financial planning considerations for travel therapists. Managing student loan debt is an ongoing concern for current healthcare professionals and students getting ready to enter the workforce… With the current student loan pause, there’s a lot of discussion about what to do with your loans now vs later when they go back into repayment… And there are some special considerations specifically for healthcare travelers. We discuss all of this and more with Joe. Listen in to learn more! . . If you'd like to get help with your financial planning and student loan management, create an account at FitBux: https://www.fitbux.com/?ref=jaredcasazza . . Reach out to us with any questions. You can find more of Jared's financial articles here: https://fifthwheelpt.com/finance-categories/ .
96. Working Internationally as a Travel Therapist
Working internationally as a travel therapist...
We personally only work as Travel PTs in the US…
But we get questions all the time about working internationally & have done a lot of research on it…
Join us to hear our insights on working in the US vs. abroad as a travel therapist!
You can also read a guest post on this topic from a company that helps staff PTs & OTs in Australia & New Zealand here: https://traveltherapymentor.com/2023/01/26/internationalphysicaltherapy/
Read more posts from therapists who have worked abroad here: https://traveltherapymentor.com/unique-traveler-stories/
95. Filing Taxes as a Travel Therapist
It’s TAX SEASON & we always get a ton of questions about filing taxes as a healthcare traveler! We also get tax and tax home questions all throughout the year. It’s been a while since we discussed taxes so this is an updated video discussing all things traveler taxes! Join us to learn more about taxes as a traveler!
94. Travel Therapy Job Market Update for January 2023
Travel Therapy Job Market Update for January 2023! Listen in to get the latest information about the travel therapy job market! We have gathered insights across multiple staffing companies including recruiters, managers, and owners— as well as insights from fellow travelers about what they’re seeing right now. Here are some questions we address: -Is the job market good for travel therapists right now? -Will 2023 be a good year to be a travel therapist? -What trends should I be aware of? -Is it a good idea to travel as a new grad? How are rates looking, should I expect high pay packages? Listen in to learn more & send us any questions you have! . . . *Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our podcast to get even more travel therapy content! *Reach out to us for advice & recruiter recommendations if you're ready to get started on your own travel therapy journey!
93. 2022 Recap & 2023 Plans
Travel Therapy Mentor 2022 Recap & 2023 Plans : Join us to hear a recap of our year in 2022! We had some amazing adventures… traveled all over… including hitting our 50th state, 60th national park, and 40th country! plus, we connected with so many new and old travel friends & colleagues… It was definitely a year for the books! We have some fun stuff in store personally & for our business in 2023…. Join us to hear more!
92. International Travel Tips/Travel Hacking + Recap of our 2022 Around the World Trip!
International Travel Tips/Travel Hacking + Recap of our 2022 Around the World Trip!
We just returned from a 9 week international trip where we circumnavigated the world for the 2nd time! This was our 5th time traveling internationally for 2 months or more. Overall we have traveled to 42 countries in the last 5 years!
On this trip we visited 4 continents & 8 different countries!
Tune in as we go over our trip, including all the places we went & amazing things we experienced!
We also discuss international travel hacking- including flights, hotels, activities, cell phone service, insurance, paying for things, getting around, and more!
If you want to be able to be able to travel abroad frugally & efficiently like we do- you’ll want to tune in to learn more!
91. Travel Healthcare Without a Tax Home
*Travel Healthcare Without Tax Home*
Join us to learn more about pursuing travel healthcare WITHOUT having a tax home!
Many of you may know the importance of having a tax home to get tax free stipends as a traveler - but some may be wondering if you can still travel if you don’t maintain a tax home
We’ll recap some tax home essentials, then go into some considerations & implications if you take travel contracts but don’t meet the tax home rules!
90. RV Life: Overview, Pros/Cons, Logistics, Financial Considerations & More!
[RV Life: Overview, Pros/Cons, Logistics, Financial Considerations & More!]
Join us to learn more about living in an RV as a travel therapist!
We traveled and lived in a 5th wheel camper for 3 years at the beginning of our travel therapy careers.
We’ll discuss logistics, financial considerations, lifestyle, pros/cons & more!
Listen to learn more!
89. Q&A - Exclusive Q&A Session for our Travel Therapy Course Group Members (Replay)
For this episode, we took questions exclusively from members of our course group for our Comprehensive Travel Therapy Course (Becoming a Financially Successful Travel Therapist). We answer each question and scenario in depth. Questions ranged from starting the first day of a contract, to investing and finance, to setting up a tax home, to job market trends, to resigning from your permanent job, to getting licensed in new states. Listen in to hear the questions & answers, listen to us talk through and give advice on scenarios, and learn more!
If you're interested in enrolling in our travel therapy course to get started on the path to success as a travel therapist, you can learn more about our course here: https://traveltherapymentor.com/course/
88. October 2022 Travel Therapy Job Market Update
October 2022 Travel Therapy Job Market Update: Listen in to hear all the updates on the travel therapy job market! We gathered info from a dozen travel therapy companies, including recruiters/managers/owners. We go over recent changes, projections for the end of the year, and what we anticipate for 2023. This is pertinent info for anyone considering getting into travel therapy soon… and for current travelers making decisions about contracts, negotiations, extensions, etc. If you're ready to get started with travel therapy, check out our website for more travel therapy education: https://traveltherapymentor.com/ And if you'd like personalized recommendations for travel therapy recruiters and companies, fill out our recruiter recommendations form: https://traveltherapymentor.com/travel-therapy-recruiter-recommendations/
87. PT, OT, and SLP Compact Update for Travel Therapists
PT/OT/SLP Compact Update for Travel Therapists!
What are the PT Compact, OT Compact, and SLP Compact?
How do they work?
And what are the implications for travel therapists?
Join us as we go over exactly how the compact licensure works… who’s eligible… the process to apply and maintain compact licensure… and various ways that compact licensure affects travel therapists. We also address common misconceptions about the compact licensure! Don't make these same mistakes!
Tune in to learn more!
86. Alaska & Road Trip Recap
85. Do you really make more money as a travel therapist?
Since many therapists cite earning higher income as a primary reason to pursue travel therapy… it’s important to know whether in your particular situation if you really WILL make more as a traveler?
There are a lot of variables to consider to determine if you actually will come out ahead financially as a traveler.
Of course there are lots of other benefits to travel therapy to consider besides just finances… but people do care about the bottom line.
Listen in on this episode to learn more. You can also read the article we wrote on the same topic to learn even more:
84. State Taxes: Which States Have the Best Tax Rates for Travel Therapists?
83. July 2022 Travel Therapy Job Market Update
82. Inflation & How it Impacts Travel Healthcare Pay
81. Travel Therapy in Alaska: Logistics
Plus hear about our experience here so far with our jobs, coworkers, weekend adventures etc!
80. Travel Therapy Job Market Update - April 2022
79. 2022 Latin America Trip Recap
78. How Much of the Pay Does the Travel Therapy Company Keep on a Travel Contract?
77. Travel Therapy Q & A (From Private Course Group)
76. Latin America Trip Update!
75. Is Travel Healthcare still worth it with rising short term housing costs?
74. January 2022 Travel Therapy Job Market Update + Current COVID Issues
-Current job market/job numbers compared to end of 2021
-If there’s been a January “job lull” this year
-Impacts of rising COVID cases on travel therapy jobs
-Companies’ current policies for therapists who have been exposed to COVID and have to quarantine